Bayberry

Morella pensylvanica (Myrica pensylvanica)

Bayberry family (Myricaceae)

bayberry
The image above appears courtesy of the Waddell School Schoolyard Habitat site.

bayberry fruit
Bayberry has waxy, gray berries with a strongly aromatic scent.

bayberry resin dots
Bayberry leaves. The ruler shows inches.

bayberry resin dots
Enlarged view of the underside of a leaf. The yellowish spots contain resin, which gives bayberry leaves an aromatic scent. The upper leaf surfaces have many fewer dots. The resin dots are barely visible to the naked eye, but they can be seen clearly with a hand lens.


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